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this turned into a day of heartbreak, devastation, and shock for students, teachers, parents and others at jefferson high school in cedar rapids. the school district says just before eight this morning, a 15 year old boy attempted suicide with a gun on school grounds. he's now in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. we're including the number for the national
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your screen. crisis response agency foundation 2 in cedar rapids helps answer those calls. kcrg-tv9's dave franzman joins us live from jefferson. dave, at this point, do we know how the boy is doing? beth, investigators tell us the 15-year-old student was transferred to the university of iowa hospitals and clinics, and there is no current condition update. however, police de morning as life threatening. immediately following the shooting, the school went on a lockdown with students unable to come and go. some parents gathered outside wanting to take their students home for the rest of the day. the lockdown ended just before ten o'clock. classes continued for
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available. a number of students told tv9 about half took the option to leave early. "i haven't talked to my daughter yet, but just the situation going on i want to bring her home and we'll discuss the events that happened today " cedar rapids police do not believe the student who tried to take his own life attempted to enter the school with a weapon. instead, they believe the self-inflicted wound occurred on a small concrete patio area outside the school's fine arts auditorium some of the students leaving jefferson told us they believe some students would pay and awareness by wearing the color purple at football games tonight. school administrator s say if that happens, it's something students are doing and not coordinated by the schools. live in cedar rapids, dave franzman kcrg tv9 news. crisis response agencies in cedar rapids want people to know there is help available for students, parents, teachers and really anyone impacted. coming up a little
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be in the studio to talk with us about counseling and other available services. he's with the crisis response organization, foundation 2. earlier today, administrator s briefly secured cedar rapids washington high after a threat on social media. police say they found the student who had made the threat, and that person is now in custody. police cannot release the student's name because of a new law that protects underage offenders. the incident at washington had no connection to the one at jefferson. place today regarding construction of the dakota access bakken oil pipeline. first, a federal judge denied a request to temporarily stop construction of the pipeline that would carry crude oil from north dakota to illinois. the standing rock sioux tribe in north dakota claims it could their endanger drinking water source. the judge disagreed. but then the justice department said the army corps of engineers will temporarily halt
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and it's asking the company building it, dakota access, to temporarily stop construction in that area. protests have been going on for weeks, including one today outside the north dakota state capitol. the pipeline will also go through iowa. and the group, bold iowa, is planning a non-violent protest at a dakota access construction site tomorrow. it hasn't said where that will happen. but the the mickle center in des moines. they say the pipeline is infringing on property rights, along with endangering water and climate quality. today, many veterans in linn county received health screenings, legal assistance, and even free haircuts... just a lot of things they needed. it was part of the annual stand down event at veterans memorial stadium. the purpose is to help homeless veterans and other struggling vets get back onto their
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also receive behavioral health help, substance abuse counseling, employment training, and housing services. "i think homelessness is a problem in general, and i think for some veterans, it's difficult for them to transition back to civilian life. it makes it a little more challenging. " this is the 11th year for the "stand down" event. hancher auditorium in iowa city is officially open. leaders held a ribbon cutting at the new auditorium. the building cost 176 million dollars. it replaces the old hancher auditorium that the 2008 flood destroyed. university of iowa president bruce herrald says the university is committed to using the auditorium for great things. " we will take performing arts once more to even a higher level than before, great inspiration and excellence will be here once again in our community, we will uplift, i'm truly convinced, the entire
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be held later this month. soon, people in cedar falls could have some new, feathered neighbors. this week, the city council voted four to three to revisit the 10-year-old ban on backyard chickens. city planning staff say urban chickens are growing in popularity as pets and egg producers. waterloo, cedar rapids and des moines all allow a limited number coralville, davenport and ankeny don't. a bill that would allow families of the september 11th victims to sue the government of saudi arabia is on its way to president obama's desk. the u-s house passed it on a voice vote today. the senate passed it in may. final approval came two days before the 15th anniversary of the attacks. president obama has indicated he'll veto the legislation, saying it could open up the u-s
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but congressiona l support could be strong enough to override a veto. "live like line" has been the motto of the iowa city west volleyball team for years. that's since the sudden death of one of its players. and now her story's coming to the big screen. the west volleyball coach talks about the film's progress, coming up. stay with tv9.
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z22jmz zixz y22jmy yixy an area of low pressure and associated frontal systems move across the state tonight. showers and storms can be expected to continue into the overnight hours. once this system moves east of the state the drying process begins. the weekend looks fantastic with a mostly sunny sky with highs in the 70s and lows in the
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panthers and iowa/iowa state game look perfect. have a great night and a safe weekend. tonight: lingering showers and a few thunderstorms. wind: nw 5- 10. low: 57 tomorrow: mostly sunny and very comfortable. breezy. wind: nw 15-25. high: 72 tom. night: mostly clear. excellent for football! wind: nw 5-10. low: 50 sunday: mostly sunny. high: 79 tuesday: showers likely. cooler. high: 69 wednesday: partly cloudy. high: 69 thursday: partly cloudy. high: 70 friday: chance of storms. high: 71 saturday: partly cloudy. high: 73 an area of low pressure and associated frontal systems move across the
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expected to continue into the overnight hours. once this system moves east of the state the drying process begins. the weekend looks fantastic with a mostly sunny sky with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. tailgate and kickoff conditions for the panthers and iowa/iowa state game look perfect. have a great night and a safe weekend. a few thunderstorms. wind: nw 5- 10. low: 57 tomorrow: mostly sunny and very comfortable. breezy. wind: nw 15-25. high: 72 tom. night: mostly clear. excellent for football! wind: nw 5-10. low: 50 sunday: mostly sunny. high: 75 monday: mostly sunny.
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wednesday: partly cloudy. high: 69 thursday: partly cloudy. high: 70 friday: chance of storms. high: 71 saturday: partly cloudy. high: 73 an area of low pressure and associated frontal systems move across the state tonight. showers and storms can be expected to continue into the overnight hours. once this system moves east of the state the drying process begins. the mostly sunny sky with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. tailgate and kickoff conditions for the
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takes a lunch to school, you may not be the only one getting bored with the same old routine. food blogger tera verma shows us some top tips for making a lunch that packs a punch. tera: so my first tip is pack your lunch the night before for the kids. you cae morning it will help you so much. yeah, i think the compartment lunch boxes are is another great tip and they make so many different varieties these days they're easy to find, they're easy to wash, they're super easy to pack you just put something in every compartment and you're done. kids love to dip so if you give them, this is some avocado hummus here, but if you give them something to dip in, it can just be greek yogurt, sometimes
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bit.pam: so you're sending veggies in the lunch.tera: yes.pam: also the drinks, you can even liven up the drinks.tera: yes, if you're sending a water bottle and it's coming home full every day and you're like are you even drinking water at school, toss in a couple pieces of fruit, maybe some lemon slices or you can freeze some fruit in ice cream tray sand then just pop them in there to keep it cold and give it some flavor.pam: it's a great idea to keep them drinking in school. thank you. joining us now is drew martell from foundation 2. that's a crisis response non-profit organization in cedar rapids suicide hotline number at the bottom of your screen. that's because of this morning's suicide attempt by a student at cedar rapids jefferson high school. drew, thank you for being here. how does your organization respond when something like this happens? what's your role? suicide is the second leading
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can parents start a conversation with their kids about what happened at jefferson this morning? obviously, this sort of thing
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the 15-year-old. that close to the
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it's an emotional story of love, community and the coach who led the iowa city west volleyball team after the death of a teammate wants an upcoming film to capture all those emotions. hear what she thinks of the movie's progress, next on your 24-hour news
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a former iowa city west high
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so-far with a movie about her old team. helen hunt is playing former west high coach kathy bresnahan in the upcoming film, live like line. the movie is currently in production, and is set for a national release in the late spring of next year. the movie volleyball team won the state championship after the death of star player, caroline found. found died in august of 2011 after she crashed her moped in iowa city. her death came just weeks before the start of the season. kcrg-tv9's mark carlson reports on the progress of the movie. "former west high coach kathy bresnahan says this movie has a ton of emotion -- and it so far she's impressed with how hard the producers are working on a lot of the details. " " a lot of people told me this
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movie, everybody from wardrobe to everybody, a lot of tears a lot of hugs, they get it. " kathy bresnahan has been back-and-forth to canada to check out the set and progress on live like line -- the story she lived. "the really important things, the relationships that we all shared and the heart break the grief, the overwhelming support from the community, they got that, they got it in there. " eastern iowa - bresnahan says the movie set in canada is impressive.. the details of the u-s cellular center where the championship took place, the team's uniforms, even the championship trophy are all on point. as for the woman that's playing her, helen hunt-- bresnahan has spent a lot of time with her too-- even flying to hunt's home in l-a to spend time together. "she just wanted to get the character right, she kept trying to tell me she wasn't competitive and she doesn't understand what it's like to be
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i walked, i had to record and talk to her diction coach. " bresnahan says she hopes the movie will teach people the important of living like caroline -- by being friendly and welcoming to all... and she says she also hopes it empowers young women to be competitive and successful too. in iowa city, mark carlson, kcrg tv nine news. we'll be right back. stay with tv nine.
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attempts suicide on school grounds. manufacturing and construction companies are expanding in cedar rapids bringing dozens of jobs to the area.
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an area of low pressure and associated frontal systems move across the state tonight. showers and storms can be expected to continue into the overnight hours. once this system moves east of the state the drying process begins. the weekend looks fantastic with a mostly sunny sky with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. tailgate and kickoff conditions for the panthers and iowa/iowa state game look perfect. have a great night and a safe weekend. tonight: lingering showers and a few thunderstorms. wind: nw 5- 10. low: 57 tomorrow: mostly sunny and very comfortable. breezy. wind: nw 15-25. high: 72
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now we go to new york for abc's world news with david muir. "some people had anger t tonight, breaking news. the suv up in flames. and tonight, the new and urgent warning just issued about a particular kind of smartphone. after several fires now reported. and the faa, now saying do not pack them in your luggage. we're also watching severe storms set to hit this friday night. the system now moving east. rob marciano says there could be treacherous driving ahead. and another driving nightmare. the car dangling from a parking garage. the driver climbing out. on the scene tonight, and the new discovery. as authorities look for the missing student making national headlines. donald trump, and his praise for president putin. trump defending the russians against hacking claims in an interview that airs on russian

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